WNBA's Phoenix Mercury Dominate Then Break Mayor Greg Stanton's Nose

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterAugust 14, 2012

The WNBA is such a soft sports league with easy practices that...hey, what the hell happened to the mayor's nose?

Despite what you thought, these practices are hazardous to your health. 

Sure, the video (h/t Big Lead) posted will not make the WNBA and more watchable, but the desire to ever practice with these top-class female athletes has waned down to zero. 

Simply, I like my nose and other body parts to remain unbroken. 

Poor Greg Stanton, mayor of Phoenix, did not escape that fate when he tried to mess around and get a triple-double at a recent Mercury practice. 

Instead, he left with a shattered nose, making this far from a good day. 

The Phoenix New Times has more on this story of one mayor wanting nothing more than to live out his dream and play with professional athletes. 

A few seconds in, you can clearly see that Stanton leaves his assignment, DeWanna Bonner, and he gets stuck under the hoop with several women who are much larger than him.

Stanton then goes up for a rebound, and takes what appears to be a 'bow to the face from Nakia Sanford.

Stanton even recorded a video prior to this incident pleading with the team to let him practice. He now has a taste of what it's like to be a professional athlete. 

It tastes like blood. 

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